On Friday we covered claims from Brazil that Lucas Moura has agreed terms on a three and a half year contract with Tottenham Hotspur.
Brazil’s UOL reported PSG were asking Tottenham for €40m to complete the deal, but Spurs would likely conclude it for €25m.
On Saturday morning Le Parisien report Lucas has agreed terms on a three and a half year contract with Spurs, and the Premier League club could be paying around €25m rather than the €40m PSG wanted.
Le P, who present it as their own information, don’t sound as certain as they do in Brazil that a transfer is pretty much done, but they do feel it’s nearing.
The French newspaper say Lucas has been left out of PSG’s squad to face Montpellier today, despite training normally on Friday. It’s the third time he’s been out of a Ligue 1 squad this month, and the likelihood of a transfer has been pushed for a while.
It’s a perfect scenario for Daniel Levy and perhaps the only surprise is he’s not getting the Brazilian for cheaper, given PSG”s situation.
Le P start their article with ‘The doors of the transfer window close in four days and PSG still has not sold a player. Given the contingencies of financial fair play, the fever begins to rise but Antero Henrique refuses to panic.’
Should Tottenham not complete this deal then surely panic will set in.
Maybe Spurs should walk away and then return in three days to get the transfer done at €20m. It would be worth it to save €5m and for entertainment value, but could be risky.